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EZ-EL Wire Children's Umbrella 

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EZ-EL Wire Children's Umbrella 

Written By: EZELWire 



• Needle and thread (1) 

Clear umbrella (1) 

Scissors (1) 

• EZ-EL Wire (50') 

X-Acto knife (1) 

• Opaque zip ties (1) 

• clear packaging tape (1) 

• Feltm 

areen and brown 

• Quilt stuffing (1) 

3V Inverter (1) 


This guide will teach you how to make your very own children's umbrella with EZ-EL Wire! 
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The EZ-EL Wire Kit you will need for this project can be purchased here . 

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Step 1 — EZ-EL Wire Children's Umbrella 


• Here is what the finished product 
will look like. 

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Step 2 

• Start the wire near the handle of the umbrella, where the inverter will go, and move up the 
shaft to the neck. At the neck, tape the EL wire to it by wrapping tape around the shaft and 

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Step 3 

• At the end of the spoke, tape the 
wire across the edge of the 
umbrella. You can also zip-tie the 
wire to the spoke for added 
security and strength. 

Step 4 

• Tape EL wire down the next spoke 
over using the same technique as 
used in Step 2. At the top of the 
umbrella, loop the wire around the 
neck. Then tape the EL wire back 
up the same spoke towards the 

• Tip: Make sure to leave 
enough slack in the loop to 
allow the umbrella to close 


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Step 5 

• Now cut out the shapes for the 
turtle. Cut out: 5" brown felt circle, 
4" green felt circle, four 4" quilt 
stuffing circles, four legs, and 1 

Step 6 

• Place the pieces on top of one 
another in this order: Brown felt, 2 
pads of quilt stuffing, legs and tail, 
2 more pads of stuffing, and then 
the green felt. 

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Step 7 

• Sew all the pieces together making 
sure you sew the legs and tail as 
well. Also sew the head to the 
bottom of the turtle's shell. Make 
sure to leave a hole near the head 
large enough for the inverter to slip 
into the turtle. 

Step 8 

• Make two slits on the belly of the 
turtle to allow it to slide onto the 
handle of the umbrella. 

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Step 9 



• Enjoy your awesome finished 
umbrella and turtle inverter-hider! 

This document was last generated on 201 2-1 1 -03 05:25:56 AM. 

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